The 14-member delegation - which included the Prime Minister, the Minister of Agriculture Omarov Saparkhan and the Trade Minister Bakhyt Sultanov - were introduced to leading businesses in the sector at the innovation centre. Mamin was given a tour of World Horti Center (WHC) by Joep Hendricks, director of the WHC, and Bouke Arends, mayor of Westland.
Kazakhstan offers a host of opportunities for Dutch greenhouse horticulture companies. The Kazakh government wants to improve its business environment, and is striving to develop the horticulture sector by replacing imports of agricultural products with locally grown produce. This is creating a need for knowledge, technology and collaboration with Dutch companies in the greenhouse horticulture sector.